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Dr. Yusuf Mansur


Yusuf Mansur is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Talal Abu Ghazaleh University College for Innovation, and the CEO of the Envision Consulting Group (EnConsult) in Jordan. He is an economist with a focus on: economic policy, investment promotion, trade (liberalization, promotion, and development), antitrust, capacity building, public private partnership (PPP), competitiveness and strategy.

Previous positions include:

  • Chairman of the Board of Amman Bourse,
  • Minister of State for Economic Affairs,
  • Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister,
  • Deputy Chairman of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority,
  • CEO of the Jordan Agency for Economic and Investment Development,
  • Acting CEO of the Jordan Investment Board,
  • Resident Representative of the UNDP and Resident Coordinator of the UN in Kuwait,
  • Director General of the Jordan Telecom Regulatory Commission.

In addition, Dr. Mansur worked as an international capacity building and policy adviser especially in the area of industrial and service sector upgrading and modernization. He established three departments and managed them simultaneously at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (National Competitiveness Unit, Technical Support Unit (specializing in international trade negotiations), and the Aid Coordination Unit). He was awarded the Jordan Medal of Independence for his trade liberalization contributions.

He had two economic TV shows (2010 and 2014), and was a columnist in Arabic and English in local and regional newspapers and magazines (over 3000 articles) on the economy in Jordan and the region, 1996-2014.  He has six books that were published in the UK and Jordan, several technical (refereed) articles in international and regional journals. He is currently completing a book on economic reforms in Jordan.

Dr. Mansur received his PhD in Economics from the University of Oklahoma in 1991, where he taught economics as a teaching assistant and an adjunct faculty. He was also a visiting assistant professor at Texas A&M University before returning to Jordan in 1994. In 1996, he received training in competitiveness with Dr. Michael Porter at Harvard University.